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  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week. While the season has not been...

  • Asia trip will fail on trade because Obama hasn't lifted a finger to get Democrats to allow trade agreement

    President Obama's trip to Asia is one important respect was bound to be a failure before he took off from Andrews Air Force Base for Tokyo: he wasn't going to get approval of a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. That's not because the special trade representative is incompetent; he...

  • Pirates pilfer fuel from Thai tanker off Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pirates pilfered diesel fuel from a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast, making two attacks in a week and raising concerns of a rising threat to shipping, a maritime watchdog said Thursday. The International Maritime Bureau said the tanker was sailing from...

  • Last appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder'

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court on Thursday rejected a final bid for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death. A three-judge panel at the Court of Final Appeal dismissed Nancy Kissel's application. Kissel was convicted twice...

  • US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement

    TOKYO (AP) — Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo. Economy minister Akira Amari, Japan's top negotiator, said too many issues...

  • 1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

    SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work. Like many survivors of the worst disaster the garment industry has...

  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those numbers...

  • China frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Thursday released a seized Japanese freight ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. paid more than $28 million involving a dispute dating back to the wartime in the 1930s, the Shanghai Maritime Court said. In a statement, the court said it freed Mitsui's...

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth. The question: Will it be enough?...

  • Examiner Editorial: A rising China shadows Obama's Asia trip

    When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China two weeks ago, he was brought up short when Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said: “China cannot be contained.” If that wasn't enough of a sign, last week's orders from President Xi Jinping to the Chinese air force were all too clear. Xi...

  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. North Korea last month threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test and...

  • President Obama's theoretical 'pivot' to Asia

    President Obama departs late Tuesday for a trip to Asia, the region of the world he's wanted to focus on for years but never seems to get around to doing so. The trip — his fifth since taking office — represents "an important opportunity to underscore our continued focus on the...

  • Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — Naval officials from the U.S. and nearly two dozen Asia-Pacific nations adopted an agreement Tuesday aimed at heading off accidents and miscommunication at sea to reduce the possibility of conflict amid rising frictions between an increasingly assertive China and its...

  • Asian stocks edge mostly higher on US earnings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday following a Wall Street rally powered by positive earnings reports but the mood was still cautious before a report on Chinese manufacturing and possible sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. Investors in Asia were heartened after the U.S....

  • Manila mayor off to Hong Kong to apologize

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Manila flew to Hong Kong Tuesday to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled hostage taking in 2010 which soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said other...



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